Edith Bruck. Words of a survivor, a witness and a writer

Paru le : 05.06.2023

Edith Bruck was born on May 3, 1931, in Tiszakarád, a Hungarian village near the Ukrainian border. Her family was poor and the target of constant anti-Semitism, which Edith Bruck recounts she endured throughout her childhood. She was deported with her family on May 27, 1944, during the mass deportation of Hungarian Jews headed by Adolf Eichmann, which lasted until July 1944. During the evacuation of Auschwitz, she was interned in several concentration camps in Germany, before finally being liberated at Bergen Belsen in April 1945. After spending time in Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Israel, she settled in Italy in the early 1950s, where she remains to this day. Her first novel Chi ti ama così (Who loves you like this) appeared in 1959. She has been writing ever since. In February 2019, Patricia Amardeil, her first French-language translator, will conduct an interview with Edith Bruck, the recording of which, already available with French subtitles on our site, is presented for the first time with English subtitles.